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    Does NASA really suck?

    This private company named Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (or SpaceX for short) has had its third launch failure in a row. I guess launching rockets into orbit is not all that easy after all.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/03/sc...ml?ref=science



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    Re: Does NASA really suck?

    Here's a look at the Merlin engine that powers the first stage:



    Though the problem might be the Kestrel second-stage rocket.

    Interestingly, they've picked WWII British Aircraft Engine names for their rocket motors.

    For those too busy to Google:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falcon_1


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